The CDC Closed Down A Military Germ Lab Recently Due To Safety Concerns

While many projects are funded by the books, some of them are not. It really makes one wonder what is happening underneath our noses. One military laboratory was closed down recently due to rising concerns of an outbreak.

If any kind of deadly germs were ever released, they could kill people worldwide. There are many risks involved, when dealing with highly infectious diseases and studying them even in a controlled kind of environment.

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The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) were studying an undisclosed number of diseases, some of them the most dangerous pathogens known to mankind. An example of this would be the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Biological warfare is a real thing and likely all of this was being researched to create some kind of weapon of sorts.

Back on August 6th, a news post was made reporting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ordered the military germ laboratory to “cease and desist” all research. They were of course studying highly volatile types of diseases. Apparently, they failed to meet a June safety inspection which was concerning to the inspectors.

The workers at this facility were not consistently following established procedures. And they did not recertify their training. Disturbingly, the wastewater decontamination system inside the germ lab was also leaking.

Any other leaks found were all within the lab facility itself, according to a spokesperson named Caree Vander Linden, who spoke with The New York Times. 

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For a place like this, everything has to be topnotch. It is fortunate that nothing left the laboratory at this military facility. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) examined everything and the situation happening here.

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This federal agency focus on health promotion, prevention and preparedness activities within the United States. Their main mission is to improve the overall public health of others.

Subpar safety practices happen at restaurants among other locations. Typically they will eventually get shut down as well. Dealing with diseases is serious business and something to not be taken lightly. Most people would agree, it was fortunate this was discovered before things got worse.

(Source: Futurism)

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